Apple holding press conference this Friday

By on July 14, 2010 at 8:42 PM.

Apple holding press conference this Friday

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It appears as though Apple will be holding a press conference this Friday, July 16th, at 10AM Pacific Time to finally — officially – address the iPhone 4 antenna circus issue. Invites were sent out this evening to media outlets around the country. What do you think Apple is going to say?

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Apple removing links to Consumer Reports study from forums

By on July 13, 2010 at 9:14 AM.

Apple removing links to Consumer Reports study from forums

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The Unofficial Apple Weblog is reporting that moderators of Apple’s support forums are deleting discussions and links to the Consumer Reports study released yesterday. The report stated that CR could not recommend the iPhone 4 due to an antenna glitch that the company feels Apple needs to fix. Users are reporting that more than one thread (TUAW reports six) have been deleted from Apple’s forums thus far; you can check out the cached version of one such discussion here. The iPhone 4 antenna situation is a PR nightmare for sure, and, for whatever reason, Apple seems hell-bent on making it worse. More →

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Consumer Reports: iPhone 4 antenna issues are hardware related

By on July 12, 2010 at 11:59 AM.

Consumer Reports: iPhone 4 antenna issues are hardware related

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Consumer Reports has just published a report on the iPhone 4 that refutes Apple, Inc.’s claim that the iPhone 4 signal issues are a “shocking” software error. Consumer Reports says:

Our findings call into question the recent claim by Apple that the iPhone 4′s signal-strength issues were largely an optical illusion caused by faulty software that “mistakenly displays 2 more bars than it should for a given signal strength.”

The tests also indicate that AT&T’s network might not be the primary suspect in the iPhone 4′s much-reported signal woes.

The report goes onto say that Consumer Reports can not recommend the iPhone 4 due to the antenna/signal issues that are obviously and apparent. CR adds a little bit of insult to injury by saying, “We did, however, find an affordable solution for suffering iPhone 4 users: Cover the antenna gap with a piece of duct tape or another thick, non-conductive material. It may not be pretty, but it works.” Ouch. Hit the jump for the video and link to the full report. More →

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How is your BlackBerry Messenger?

By on July 23, 2009 at 4:30 PM.

How is your BlackBerry Messenger?

Reports are in: BlackBerry Messenger (both legit and leaked versions) seem to be hit hard at the moment and for the last hour or more. Who’s experiencing issues out there? If you are, would you care to comment if you are running a stock version of BlackBerry Messenger one of the leaked 5.0 builds?

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